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that had large hispanic populations. like nevada, like colorado, like florida. so i think they should be very worried when it comes to these battleground states, and even in ohio, where you have 166,000 registered latino voters going out to the polls, and an election this tight, they could absolutely be the deciding factor. i think it's going to be the october surprise of this election. >> i thought we already had one of those. >> early november. >> let me ask you, because we were asking our viewers before the break, if you could run the campaign in the last three days, what would you do if you have the reins of the campaign. if you were in charge of the romney campaign, anna, what would you do at this point? >> i think exactly what they are doing. they're having big rallies. showing a great deal of republican unity. they're showing a great deal of momentum. they've got over a hundred of the top republican surrogates out there fanning around the country, going to the swing states. so you've got to get your base out at this point. pretty mu there are very few undecided that are left. i
the difference. connell: you think nevada colorado go to obama and he still wins ohio? >> yes. i am not perfect but the hispanic vote, obviously the storm is a massive tragedy to slow the governor's momentum. the president looked presidential. those two factors will make the difference. connell: looking at the possibilipossibili ty is the rest of the hour but the economic course 10 the former energy secretary, gas prices every day at the all-time high on election day. that have a negative effect at all for the president? >> and not think the voters blame presidents for gas prices. and has been going down. he does have a strong commitment to renewable energy. i think it is awash. >> the hispanic vote turns out. thank you for coming on today governor richardson. dagen: the all-time high by $0.3 per is close. brett baier is here. >> good morning. dagen: what will you look at tonight's the people will not talking about turn out to and states? >> we will have an early sense with virginia at 7:00 p.m. we will have exit poll numbers to give us a sense with ed dead heat depending on how that chefs. dag
of the hour we'll take you to nevada and wisconsin. first, back to sole dad. >>> at the end of the day, it's all going to be about the math. in order to win, you have to hit the magic number of 270 electoral votes. let's get to christine romans who is crunching the numbers. >> the rose to 270. what if it were a draw at 269? it's possible. there are four 269 scenarios. statistically, there are 120 different scenarios. four with the swing states. this is hypothetical, remember. the map is assuming that states that are actually leaning go in the direction that they're leaning right now. wisconsin, ohio, and new hampshire, new hampshire with the four electoral votes, if they go for obama and romney wins nevada, colorado, iowa, virginia, and the 29 over there in florida, then you're at a tie. worst nightmare for both parties. 269 each. now a note for iowa here, this is assuming it goes red, it goes for romney with the six electoral votes. recent polls there showing a slight lead, actually, for obama. if wisconsin and ohio vote democrat, you know, technically you could think -- you could conclud
, turnout is crucial. >> turnout has been crucial for three weeks. in other words, in colorado, nevada, north carolina, it may have been crucial before today, but on election day, as nancy mentioned in her piece, republicans have to turn their base out. >> stay with us, we'll be speaking with both campaigns this morning. we begin with david axelrod. david, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. happy election day. >> well, thank you. happy election day to you and everybody else in the great state of illinois. so tell me what it is that's most crucial today for you to win. >> well, you've been using the word, which is turnout. we've been expecting a close election for a year and a half. we've built a tremendous organization. we've got 200,000 or more election shifts volunteers set up. we've got 5,000 stations in neighborhoods across the battleground states. and now it's time to turn out that vote. and that's what this election is going to be about. we are happy about those early vote numbers. those early vote numbers are very significant. we go in with a great advantage. >> one thing t
california looks, it matters how nevada looks, matters how virginia looks. >> right. >> reporter: it is difficult for mitt romney to say this economy is in freefall. it is not. >> reporter: >> unemployment rates here is pretty -- good. 5.2%, one of the lowest in the country. the president won here by ten percentage points in the last election. my question here is why can't he lock it down right now? it's neck and neck. >> you know, though, we actually feel like we are locking it down. we have been lock it down for two years. >> i think he is selling something. i don't think it's locked down. >> reporter: we found plenty of iowans that aren't defensed by either campaign. >> fiscally i just don't see how we can sustain ourselves. i mean, europe right now, i mean, big huge great empires, countries and all that, that they're going bankrupt. it's going to be us. >> reporter: orthodontist chad moran plans to vote for romney, but didn't think his math udz up to erase the deficit. >> i don't think either side honestly really has a plan for going ahead. >> it becomes a lesser of two evils
, widespread foreclosures. nevada was dealt a pretty bad hand when it comes to the economy, but the state and its six electoral votes is still one of the most important battlegrounds in tuesday's election. the result could hinge on whether voters are betting on a strong, economic recovery. our miguel marquez headed to las vegas for a unique perspective on the nevada vote. >> here we are top of the strat stratusphere. as this county goes -- oh! in a city that fell harder and faster than just about any place in the country. this better be a very close election. the stratusphere hit hard. >> reporter: the vegas landmark sunk $20 million into a new rest raubt raunt and the sky jump thing and, most importantly, 100 new jobs. >> do ai think las vegas is through the worst of it? >> i drive to work and see things going on that i haven't seen for a little while. >> reporter: things like construction and homes being built in the place that once had the nation's highest foreclosure rate. >> there you go, yeah. >> reporter: chef rick gifens charts the decline and rise by a sort of entree index. at th
has to win iowa, colorado, and nevada. melissa: that's a lot. >> to do that you're 269. melissa: that is lot. >> go to house speaker john boehner and house votes. melissa: i see rove in the elevator. come on, tell me. they're like, you know, this could happen. you're like, no, no, tell me who is going to win. >> one more thing on this. i know this is a business show and you're at 7.9% unemployment. if the president does win re-election he will defy economic and political gravity. melissa: that's true. >> the stories that will be written about his ground game, in states like ohio, that he won in 2008 but did not abandon. he still paid staffers to keep the field offices open for the past four years. watch for that story. melissa: that is what, what you mean by ground game, staying there? >> that's right. melissa: hemmer, thanks so much. what an exciting night the next 24 hours. if early voting lines are any indication there will be overwhelming turnout. over 90 million people are expected to cast ballots. election firms coast to coast are brazing for potential problems by the way
romney among hispanic voters 3-1 in nevada costing the republicans the white house. >> they think about us almost like a second thought. we need to have the hispanic vote. >> reporter: las vegas businessman, a republican for 40 years says many in his party need to learn to reach out too and to soften their stance on immigration such as on programs to give illegal immigrants permission to work if they were brought to the u.s. as children. right now it stands do you believe that there are enough republicans who really believe in compromising -- >> i believe it. >> reporter: you believe it right now? >> right. if i don't believe it then i won't be able to be a republican. >> reporter: in florida, colorado and nevada the percentage of the electorate that is hispanic has increased 1 percentage point or more in the last four years. by 2016 at least 2 million more latinos will be eligible to vote. the obama campaign went out of its way to reach hispanics. airing ads like these. [ speaking foreign language ] it's that sensitivity that mario said was missing from the romney campaign. >> we are t
in wisconsin. miguel marquez is in nevada. once again, ohio critical battleground state. the state's 18 electoral votes are the second biggest swing state prize behind florida. tell us, first of all, the strategy for the president and mitt romney in ohio. we are just talking just hours away from when people actually start voting. >> you're right. there's a sense here that things are really building to something very critical, but until the strategy question you, and it's simple. they have to get in the last word, and then their organization is getting out the vote, and it's the getting out of the vote, especially in ohio and the other swing states, that is going to be key. organization. that's truly going to play a factor. the lindz were big other the weekend, but they have been building throughout the day today, and you really get a sense from people here that they know ohio is a critical state, and this is a crucial time to all of them. they've been serving hot coffee to people in loin. the police are here to make sure they keep growing. they've been bothered by all those robo calls,
with the highest unemployment rate in the country, but find out why there are positive signs in nevada, just days before the election. >> as this county goes, so go goes -- ♪ [ female announcer ] pop in a whole new kind of clean. with tide pods. a powerful three-in-one detergent that cleans. brightens. and fights stains just one removes more stains than the 6 next leading pacs combined pop in. stand out. >>> well, four days until election day and the economy is front and center on the minds of swing state voters, of course. on the minds of everybody. especially in nevada. nevada's six electoral votes are looking more important than ever and the race there, of course, all the races around the country, tight, very tight. this american research group poll has obama edging romney 49% to 487%. people in nevada say they are starting to see signs of recovery, believe it or not. cnn's miguel marquez picks up the story from high above, high above the las vegas skyline. >> reporter: here we are, top of the stratosphere in vegas, baby. as this county goes, so goes nevada! in a city that fell harder and fa
marquez is in las vegas, nevada. ed lavandera is in denver, colorado, for us this morning. john zarrella comes to us live from plantation, florida. we want to begin with complete comprehensive coverage with john berman checking in to see how our correspondents are faring. >> thanks, soledad. the candidates are all over the place today. president obama and mitt romney hold atriallies in seven states today. a final frenetic day of campaigning across the battleground. for the president, he begins in wisconsin, a state that has voted true blue since 1984 but it is almost always close. and with paul ryan a native wisconsin son on the republican ticket, the obama team is taking no chances. they've called in the cavalry to help, including the boss, bruce springsteen to seal the deal. dan lothian is live in madison, wisconsin. good morning, dan. >> good morning, and you're right, bruce springsteen will be warming up the crowd here with a 30-minute concert before the president comes out. the campaign has been using these big names not only to draw in big audiences, but also to energize them. i ca
nevada, those four states, romney could win with pennsylvania and then the other swing states. >> virginia -- >> and florida. it's not his best -- it's not where he would want to be at this point in the campaign. but looking at where the polls have been in ohio all year, i think they think it's worth a shot. >> you think it makes a difference on the last day, the day people are voting for a candidate to show up in pennsylvania and ohio? >> here's the thing about that. in those other states, early voting is well under way and most of each sides' votes have already been banked. pennsylvania doesn't have a big early voting program. so everyone that's going to vote in pennsylvania is going to vote on tuesday. so he might think, maybe this is my chance, i have a captive audience there because obama hasn't been there much. and i've got more votes that are available to me in pennsylvania. >> we're all spending so much time thinking about ohio. but is there another state you're looking at closely right now? >> the thing i'm looking at is some of these states where hispanics are a risi
the country. peter barnes in virginia. jeff flock in ohio. adam shapiro in nevada. peter is moving. peter is on the trail with governor mitt romney in fairfax virginia. peter, you get it first. peter: thank you, liz. we are on the press bus actually following governor romney to his next event. it is here in northern virginia, george mason university. governor romney is barnstorming through four key battleground states today. started out in florida this morning. he's making two stops here in virginia. this is his second one. then we go on to ohio and then he finishes up tonight in new hampshire with a victory concert with kid rock. but we have learned that governor romney will now actually be campaigning tomorrow on election day. this is not totally unprecedented. he's going to go to the cleveland area and the pittsburgh area, back to ohio, and of course to the key battleground state now of pennsylvania. in more get out the vote events. he's not going to be really having campaign type rallies in those states. but turnout is now critical to the romney campaign. governor romney wants to make
on the campaign trail with events in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. governor romney arrives in virginia a day after an event in another battleground state. >> mitt romney campaigned in florida wednesday but during his three rallies he never once mentioned president obama by name. >> i understand what it takes to get this country going again. and to bring back the kind of greatness we depend on. >> he refrained from an all out attack on the president who was visiting with disaster victims in new jersey. instead romney made his own pitch to help those affected by the storm. >> if you have the ability to help please provide some resources to people there and give calls to your loved ones and keep folks in your thoughts and prayers. it's a big part of what america is. >> the romney campaign ended up back pedalling wednesday over remarks he made about disaster relief funding. at a republican primary debate last year romney down played the federal government's role in disaster response. >> every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states t
." the strike at 15 raley and nob hill stores in california, and 13 in nevada forces customers to make toh choices. sot; deborah rundle/alameda shopper. 02 0 (dk) "does it take much efft for you to drive away?" it s a little bit of effort becae it's a lot cloxser to my ho, to be able to come here, a'm going to spend extra gas too the middle of the island..." workers on strike, before, t never workers at this busin. on i-5 near sacramento this afternoon. 7 other people were injured- and they are all in critical condition. investigators sae crash happened when a large s-u-v -- a ford expedition l of passengers -- veered outf control. it jumped the center divider, hitting a ha accord head-on. both vehicles rolled over -- and passengers in both vehiclese ejected. it's not known yett caused the s-u-v to lose control. several lanes of in that area are closed and mat re-open until early tomorrow morning. 3 children and 4 adults were rescued today from a pleasue boat that overturned in the north bay. the rescue took place off dillion beach, near tomales. 5 people were found clingino the hull of th
, in virginia, even in ohio what they saw as a lead or slight lead now has slipped. novemb nevada off the table. it's changed this race. charlie and norah? >> political director john dickerson and national journal white house correspondent major garrett have been with us throughout this campaign. welcome. >> good to be with you. >> an exciting race. >> indeed, it is. >> let me start with john. what's the pathway, possible pathway for governor romney? >> well, let's start context. if we look at the map and we assign those states that are red states and blue states to the two candidates, president obama starts with 237. romney starts with 191. the president's already got a head start. and that means that if you look at all the possible scenarios, president obama has about 431 ways he can get to 270. mitt romney had just 76. let's look at mitt romney. the best possible scenario for him is that he wins florida. we'll give florida to him. then we'll give him the other big one, ohio. 18 electoral votes. then 15 in north carolina. let's give him 13 in virginia. still not there yet. 266. this gives you
leaps in home prices are arizona, idaho, nevada, hawaii and utah. one caveat: prices nationwide did decline .3% from august to september. according to corelogic, it's because of an end-of-summer slowdown in housing sales and not signs of a slowdown in the recovery. job openings fell to a five- month low in september due to uncertainty in the u.s. jobs market. the number of open jobs dropped 100,000 to 3.5 million, according to the u.s. department of labor. the economy is growing, but job growth is slow. although october payroll figures were the highest in eight months, companies want to see if the growth continues before hiring more workers. eastman kodak won court approval to cut benefits for 56,000 retirees as part of its chapter 11 restructuring. it will mean $10 million in savings. retirees and medicare recipients fear the loss of benefits, but kodak says the move is legal. by the end of the year, worldwide layoffs at the company will reach 4,000 workers. a weight-loss drug is losing support. pharma company vivus says its weight-loss drug qsymia does not have enough support from
like a good deal of sunshine. now in the battleground states on election day, nevada into colorado look at that nice sunshine there. 83 vegas, 16 in denver. western iowa looks fine. in dubuque looks wet and chilly. around 40 ohio. no excuses there for voting. same in new hampshire. it will be cold in 30s and 40s, wilmington and asheville and even charlotte may be looking at rain before the day is over. in western florida the weather looks good, jacksonville down to orlando. wet showers and thunderstorms on election day. 52 today, tonight 20s and 30s. tomorrow around 30 on election day. wednesday nor'easter, 45. there is potential, not saying it is set in stone, but want you to be aware that late wednesday night we may get wintry weather we'll have to deal with. look at this, we are going to warm up nicely. we should be back well into the 60s. the heart walk saturday morning, looking forward to that. monika, time save traffic? >>> traffic moving really well this morning. traffic is good on the beltway, we are going to zoom in on the northbound side from triangle all lanes are open. in fa
, central california and nevada. some grocery workers are members of unions and are not working. at this particular raley's, grocery workers are not union members. they are being told to cross the picket line and come in or otherwise they are told they will lose their jobs. this camps after intense negotiations with the federal mediators, but contract talks have been in the work for 15 months. they are battling over a proposed wage frees, the eelimination of premium pay for sunday shifts and healthcare benefits. the dispute involves 7,000 union members, 128raley's, knob hill and bell hill stores could be empacketted today. as long as it continues, this is the first strike in raley's 77 year history and here at the raley's store in fremont the striking workers will be passing out flyers encouraging people to shop down the street at safe way and food max. that's the latest from fremont. abc7 news. >> all right. crossing those lines has got to be a difficult decision. thank you. >> in other news this morning, a firefighter is hospitalized after being injured battling a fire that af
battleground state, florida, nevada and colorado. if he can do well enough in those states with the latino voters, he could pull off a victory. he could also do it if he gets at least 30% of latino voters. right now it unclear. >> t.j. winick, thank you. stay with abc7 news for complete election day coverage. we'll bring live updates throughout the night, including reporters mark matthews at obama headquarters chicago and laura anthony at romney headquarters in boston. get real-time results on abc7news.com the moment the polls close at 8 p.m., live updates all night at facebook.com/abc7news and through twitter. >> officials in new york and new jersey believe they will be able to get everybody to the polls tomorrow, even in the areas ravaged by superstorm sandy. thousands will have to cast ballots outside of their neighborhoods. tens of thousands are camping outside their homes in 30° weather. they will be forced to seek shelter by wednesday when a new storm is predicted to hit. many schools reopened today, commuters are still crowding on to transit systems, slowly coming back online and p
. obama will hold rallies in wisconsin nevada and colorado today. mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground state of virginia. >>> breaking news in the penn state sexual abuse case. former penn state president gram graham spanier is expected to be charged today. the paper reports in a grand jury filing last year, he denied being aware of a 1998 university police investigation of jerry sandusky and claimed sandusky was with children in the football locker room showers. >>> fire officials say the large warehouse fire they battled all night long is now out. >> at one point, crews had to be evacuated from the building because of the dangerous conditions. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: they do have it out but we can still see some steam coming off the rooftop this morning. this goes though show you how hot and howen tense the fire was when it got going last night. firefighters say they got the call around 10:30 yesterday evening. -- this goes to show you how hot and how intense the fire was when it got going last night. because it's
will hop over to nevada, a battleground state with six electoral votes. then the president finishes off his events in colorado. he has nine electoral votes. he is looking for in colorado. he then will spend the night in ohio where he campaigns tomorrow. so hitting four states in one day. meanwhile governor romney is focusing on virginia. he has several events in that one state today. virginia also a key battleground state with 1 electoral votes up for grabs. there will be a quiz on all the electoral votes later, right, jon? mention each and everyone. there you go. john roberts is live in virginia with more for us now. hi, john. >> reporter: good morning to you, jenna. tomorrow both president obama and governor romney will be in or around columbus, ohio. a testament to how important the state is. he is here in virginia was built on a site of the old meadow farms where the great secretariat was born. i will help you make your own analogis. whoever wins the commonwealth will win it by a nose. the governor pressing hard on economy today. "fox news poll" showing him with a nine point ad vage ove
in florida. poppy harlow is in iowa, ted rowlands is in wisconsin and kyung lah is in nevada. the highest unemployment rate of all of the toss-up rates at 11%. colorado, close to the national average. iowa, my home state, 5.2%. there they havy problem finding workers. ali, where you are in ohio, it's 7%. finally in florida, 8.7%. john zarrella, 8.7% unemployment, is that the co-issue voters will take to the ballot box in florida on tuesday? >> reporter: there's no question about it, chrischristine. they're already taking it to the ballot box. this is the early voting line. tomorrow is the last day for early voting and the line is probably two hours long already here now. the key issue here with unemployment, construction industry very hard hit, particularly new housing starts. the reason for that? there's such a glut of foreclosed existing homes that that supply is still out there to be absorbed. just up the coast, couple hundred miles, kennedy space center, coincidentallily, retiring the last of the space shuttles today, "atlantis." more than 4,000 highly skilled workers lost their jobs
the unemployment rates, nevada, 11.8%. colorado still 8%. wisconsin, ohio, new hampshire, virginia, florida, iowa. look at iowa, 5.2%. it's essentially full employment in iowa but they are concerned about debt, deficit and the quality of jobs you are getting. let's start with the ohio jobless rates. no gop candidate won an election without winning ohio. ohio makes presidents. today, 7% is the unemployment rate, less than when the president took office. that is better than the national average. they have been adding manufacturing jobs. not as many by any stretch of the imagination that they lost. look at florida and the trend of the jobless rate in florida. it's exactly where it was when the president took office. still higher than the national average. it has been coming down. housing is still a major issue here. in virginia, 13 electoral votes, jobless rate is low now. a 5.9% in virginia. but, it's still higher than when the president took office. essentially flat in virginia. it's going to be interesting because superstorm sandy could have an effect. power outages there. we don't know what tues
on the campaign trail. he will visit wisconsin, nevada and colorado today. governor mitt romney is in virginia, after campaign iing i florida on wednesday. jan crawford filed this report this morning as the romney campaign headed north. >> to say that the hurricane threw a wrench in the presidential election is really an under dstatement. think about it. less than a week to go, the race this tight. both sides suspending campaigning and romney yesterday back on the campaign trail but muting his attacks on the president. and the president yesterday getting to do something romney could not. act as comforter in chief. >> we're going to help you get it all together. i promise, you're going to be okay. >> reporter: he met with victims and officials, reassuring that the government will be there to help. >> we're going to get this whole thing -- we're going to get this whole thing set up. >> reporter: at his side republican governor chris christie, a romney supporter. to show he was moving beyond partisan politics. >> he has been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incred
on the campaign trail. he'll visit wisconsin, nevada and colorado today and governor mitt romney heads to virginia after campaigning in florida on wednesday. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in jacksonville. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah, good morning, charlie. to say that the hurricane threw a wrench in the presidential campaign is an understatement. both sides suspending campaigning. mitt romney muting his attacks on the president. the president yesterday getting to do something romney could not. act as comforter in chief. >> i'm going to help you get it all together. i promise. i promise. >> reporter: as the president tour storm-ravaged areas of new jersey he met with victims and officials, reassuring them the government would be there to help. >> everybody safe? that's the most important thing then we'll get this whole thing set up. >> reporter: apartment his side was new jersey republican governor chris christie, a mitt romney supporter. recognizing christie for his leadership the president sought to show he was moving beyond partisan politics. >> he's been a
, nevada and colorado. i am jamie colby and i will send it back now to connell. connell: we will talk to the economy a little bit. specifically, jobs. we have key readings out today ahead of the big report tomorrow. it is up 140 on the dow and i believe they like this jobs report. i want to talk about adp. they had some issues with the way they put it together and they changed their methodology. does that affect the way we should look at it back i do not know. first of all, it is such a short data series. there is not a lot of history to it. i like it better that it is a private company based on their surveys. they look at tomorrow's employment data like it means something. it is so highly revised. last september at the original estimate came out about 100,000 jobs. the market got hit. it was not a good situation. now, if you look at the number after revisions, it is over 200,000 jobs. my point to the viewer is, try to not look at the individual data point, but look at the trend of the data point. that continues to be positive. connell: give me a quick take on what you think of the st
's grocery store in northern california and nevada. the walkout began after contract talks broke off yesterday. the issue, there are many, medical benefits, elimination of premium pay for working sundays a proposed pay freeze. >> okay with the freeze. we just want to keep what we have and keep the medical that we have with the union but they want to take that away. basically when we retired they probably -- we would have no medical. >> raley's says it needs to cut costs because of a growing number of stores selling groceries now. this is the first strike in its 77-year history. >>> encouraging news for drivers. prices at the pump have been dropping steadily over the past couple of weeks. the lundberg survey says prices dropped 21 cents since mid- october alone. the national average for a gallon of regular is now 3.55. however, in california, as we all know, a little higher, $3.98. and san francisco still holding the distinction for the nation's highest gas prices, $4.05 for a gallon here in the city. >> that's a distinction we don't want. >> no. we have had it for quite a while. >> n
, wisconsin, colorado, nevada. the white house says the president will be briefed on details of the federal response to sandy, a day after he witnessed the devastation and promised to cut through all the red tape. mitt romney makes several campaign stops today in the swing state of virginia. >>> and there is more evidence at just how close this presidential race really is. a "wall street journal"/nbc news/marist poll of three bat e battleground state shows president obama with a six-point lead over mitt romney in iowa, a three-point lead in wisconsin, and a two-point lead in new hampshire. just five days left. >> it is so interesting to watch this as we get to that deadline. it's so fascinating. john, thank you very much. >>> back to our "starting point" this morning, it's day three of that fallout from superstorm sandy. millions of people without power in their homes. and as john mentioned, they're literally trying to pick up the pieces that remain from their homes, the pieces of their lives. yesterday the president and governor chris christie of new jersey toured the destruction on the j
a difference in virginia, florida, colorado and nevada. >> the numbers don't lie. the demographics are changing. they are more and more latinos, asians and republicans are not clicking with those groups. >> mitt romney won more votes from white men, conservatives and older voters. some say the republican party needs to broaden their base and apeal to more -- appeal more people. >>> a flurry of tweets and the president set a new record. the election triggered 31 million tweets. president obama's tweet that read 4 more years was retweeted 700,000 times. president obama tweeted saying we are all in this together, that is how we campaigned and that is who we are. thank you. >>> supporters of gay marriage is celebrating today. measures legalizing same-sex marriage passed in maine and maryland. the 7th and 8th straits to allow. washington state could follow when all the ballots are counted. it is the first time they won at the polls. >>> two measures legalling marijuana passed in colorado and washington. legalizing marijuana passed in colorado and washington. experts say implementation remains uncert
back out on the trail with events in wisconsin. nevada and colorado. mitt romney is going to make three stops just in virginia today. yesterday, he was in tampa, florida. he avoided directly attacking the president. but he did offer some subtle criticism. >> i don't just talk about change. i actually have a plan to execute change. and to make it happen. >> with the election just five days away polls show the race is incredibly tight. a new cbs poll of likely voters show romney is putting the lead very small. >>> brad pitt is putting money behind same sex marriage. he's donating $100,000 to the human rights campaign to help it support same sex initiatives in several states. that includes maine, minnesota and washington state as well as maryland. >>> early voting centers will be open again today in maryland. prince george's county executive rushern baker and other local leaders stopped by one voting location in landover, maryland wednesday. the wayne curry sports and learning center is one of five early voting locations in the country. governor o'malley extended early voting hours because
taking a few days off because of hurricane sandy. the president will be in nevada, colorado and in wisconsin. mitt romney is going to be visiting virginia. romney made three stops in florida yesterday and he focused much of his attention on the victims affected by hurricane sandy. and he is targeting young voters in the state. both candidates plan to hit all the key swing states leading up to next tuesday's election. >>> the question is will the damage caused by sandy impact voting for the presidential election. some analysts say yes especially with such widespread power outages in the northeast. fox's mike flannery spoke way apolitical science professor about what could be done. >> reporter: modern democracy uses machines that require electricity to record individual votes and then high- speed computer internet connections to transmit total counts to central election officials. but there may not be electricity even in parts of new york city for next tuesday's scheduled election. rural areas could face even longer delays on power. election officials across the northeast are
that iowa and nevada are more or less won. early vote and demographic advantages they built and ground game advantages. you put those three together that's done they also believe they have a very good chance in new hampshire. a senior obama adviser said new hampshire is like chinatown for jake guinness. we feel about it but it leaves us a bit squeamish. >> let's talk about ohio because that has been the focus of so much of our attention ohio. it looks like that state is trending towards president obama. is that why we saw governor romney make a play for wisconsin, for pennsylvania, even men they were in over the weekend campaigning trying to enlarge the electoral map for romney? >> even if romney wins florida as we went through there, if he done win ohio he's got pind the votes somewhere else. if he loses ohio the paths they shrink down the single digits for governor romney. to increase his chances to get to 270 he has to find another state and they are looking for other states. pennsylvania, 96% of the vote happens on election day. not like when these early voting states. so, it's a razzle
. the republicans won basically it was two holds in nevada and arizona, again still waiting for results in the senate race in north dakota and montana. the most significant change in the senate last night was the increased number of women. we've reached an historic number of 19 women in the u.s. senate, that includes elizabeth warren who won in massachusetts defeating a moderate republican senator scott murphy. in that race, she becomes the first female senator from massachusetts, a former member of the obama administration and harvard professor. in wisconsin, tammy baldwin defeats tommy thompson, she becomes the first female senator from that state and first openly gay u.s. senator. >> byron, what happened in the house? >> well, in the house it was a status quo election there as well. there the republicans retain control of the house of representatives. they got to the magic number to take back the house. currently there are 226 republicans in the house and as you said a lot of money was spent,bout $2.3 billion on congressional races and when it was all over it was about just like it w
to next campaign stops. president obama has left wisconsin for nevada. then he is off to colorado. the handful of swing states see awful lot of candidates next five days. the obama campaign aides describe the campaign speeches as the first of his closing arguments stressing his administration has more work to do. the governor romney argues that the president's rhetoric makes it clear he is out of ideas. >> what you're seeing before your very eyes that the campaign is shrinking and shrinking to smaller things. he is talking about how he will save big bird and playing silly word games with my last name or first and then, attacking moo day in and day out. attacking me doesn't make an agenda. that doesn't get people back to work. >> what the governor is offering sure ain't change. giving more power back to the biggest banks isn't change. leaving millions without health insurance isn't change. >> no!. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy isn't change. >> fox business has also been watching effects of hurricane sandy on the election especially in swing states. the ohio
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